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Midweek news bites: iOS fixes, Shot on iPhone promo, new TV+ trailers

Last week was a monster news cycle, with Apple’s WWDC giving us all kinds of stuff to talk about. By comparison, this week is lighter on big announcements – but there’s still plenty of Apple news to go around.

As such, please dig into this week’s Apple bites, freshly sourced from all around the web. As ever, click through to read the full stories if you want to know more!

Latest ‘Shot on iPhone’ promo focuses on pro-level photography

Apple has teamed up with professional portrait photographer Christopher Anderson to deliver another promo video in its ‘Shot on iPhone’ series. It’s a three-minute look at Anderson in action snapping some pretty brilliant shots using the default iOS Camera on an iPhone XS, and you can check it out in full here.

PS4 and Xbox One controllers on sale ahead of iOS support

We were pretty shocked when Apple announced last week that it would start supporting the two most popular gaming controllers in the world on the Apple TV later this year. It has since been confirmed that this support will also extend to iOS and macOS, which is great news for anyone looking to get into ‘proper’ gaming on an iPhone or iPad. TouchArcade noted this week that the timing is about perfect, as both controllers are available with heavy discounts this week.

New trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ comedy ‘Mythic Quest’

A trailer has dropped at gaming convention E3 for an exclusive Apple TV+ comedy coming when the service drops later this year. It stars Rob McElhenney of It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia as an egotistical creative director of a world-renowned videogame. That’s quite the pitch!

Apple and Google’s search engine arrangement took MONTHS to organize

Google is the default search engine on iOS, but it wasn’t picked on merit. For years now, Google has paid Apple an undisclosed (but MASSIVE) annual fee for the privilege. In an interview with former Apple lawyer, Bruce Sewell, he reveals that negotiations for the deal (which is rumored to be close to a billion dollars yearly) took around four months of near-daily meetings between Google and Apple execs and lawyers. Wow.

iOS 12.3.2 fixes Portrait Mode issues on iPhone 8

A minor update to iOS has just been released to target a specific issue affecting certain handsets. If you have an iPhone 8, chances are you may have experienced some problems with Portrait Mode not functioning in the Camera app. This free update provides the fix.